MATERIAL FOR PUBLICATION
The material submitted for publication may be in the form of an Original Article, a Review Article, a Case Report or a Letter to the Editor. Original articles should normally report original research of relevance to clinical medicine and may appear either as papers or as short communications. Clinical case reports and brief or negative research findings may appear.
Letters should normally not exceed 400 words, have no more than 10 references and be signed by all the authors; preference is given to those that take up points made in contributions published in the journal. Obituaries should be of about 250 words. An article based on dissertation submitted as part of the requirement for a Fellowship of the College can be sent for publication. Editorials are written by invitation.
Each manuscript should include a title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, tables and legends. It should not exceed 20 papers, excluding tables and references. There should be no more than 40 references in an Original Article and no more than 100 in a Review Article. The Article must be prepared on a word processor.
System international (S.I) Unit measurement should be used. All drugs must be mentioned in their generic form. The commercial name may, however, be mentioned within brackets.
References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text. At the end of the article, the full list of references should give the names and initials of all authors (unless there are more than six when only the first three should be given followed by et al). The authors' names are followed by the title of the article; the title of the journal abbreviated according to the style of the Index Medicus. Reference to books should give the names of editors, place of publication, publisher and year. The author must verify the references against the original documents before submitting the article.
Every paper will be read by at least two members of the editorial board. The papers selected will then be sent for statistical analysis and an external review if required.